Music Inspires My Writing

As I watch the Library of Congress Gershwin Award for Best American Song presented to Billy Joel (one of my all-time favorites) on PBS tonight, I am drawn into the story of each song. Billy Joel definitely is a rebel-he doesn’t sing what is comfortable in public opinion, but he always tells a story.

It’s not surprising that I write while listening to music (Billy Joel, among others tops my playlist). The cadence, the beat, the rhythm of songs filters into my brain and draws me into my story.

I’ve been privileged to attend two concerts with Billy Joel. And while I can’t sing for all the money in California, I don’t sit meekly at Billy’s concerts. You’ll find me dancing in the aisles and singing my heart out.

Congratulations, Billy Joel. This humble fan absolutely loves you, your songs, and your storytelling!

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3 responses to “Music Inspires My Writing

  1. Reblogged this on timetowritenow and commented:
    Do you listen to music as you write? Read this post by Jordan Bernal, author of The Keepers of Eire, to see whose music inspires her. I don’t usually listen to music when I write, but if I do, it’s by Patrick Von Wiegandt. https://www.patrickvon.com

  2. Music is a fantastic inspiration. I especially enjoy Muletray. Hard to beat.

  3. Gary Lea

    Wish I had known about the Gershwin Award. I would have watched it too. I usually get on Pandora when I’m writing. I have an “instrumental only” station set up. It helps me relax enough to let the muse take over… sometimes.

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